Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah

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A predecessor to the Taj Mahal, this tomb is also known as the “Baby Taj”. A shift in techniques is documented in the very way this mausoleum was built. From top to bottom, the tomb is made of marble, the emperor’s material of choice (a shift from past rulers’ preference of red sandstone). The decorative art of “parchin kari”, where colored stones were laid into the surface to create intricate patterns, was also introduced into the monument. A kaleidoscope of colors hide away in the pristine exterior.


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